Today, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced its participation in Infrastructure Week, which will take place from May 15-19. Businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and people around the country participate in this national advocacy and educational event to spread the message that it is #TimeToBuild America’s infrastructure.
Throughout the week, NSSGA and member companies will highlight the importance of infrastructure investment to our economy and to the aggregates industry, which would play a significant role in any plan to revitalize our roads, bridges, ports, airports, etc. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, almost four in 10 of America’s 614,387 bridges are over 50 years old. Traffic delays on outdated and congested roads cost American businesses over $45 billion each year, according to the Partnership for America’s Economic Expressway. NSSGA is a proud member of that partnership and a leader of the Highway Materials Group and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC).
“The nation’s infrastructure is the foundation of our jobs, quality of life and economic competitiveness, yet this system has been under-funded and poorly maintained for decades,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “Investments in infrastructure are an investment in our country’s future, and Infrastructure Week puts a much-needed national spotlight on how we can grow our country and economy.”